World Mental Health Day
We believe that mental health is as much of a priority as physical health, and the two are highly related to each other. Mental health problems can exist in every area of our lives, including our families, friendships, workplaces and communities.
The WHO aims to mobilise efforts across the globe in support of mental health. We believe this is particularly important following the global pandemic, in which feelings of isolation and loneliness have become more prominent in our communities, fuelling short and long-term stresses. It has been estimated that there has been a 25% rise in the number of anxiety and depressive-related disorders as a consequence of this.
The WHO hopes to provide an opportunity for everyone, whether governments, advocates, employers and employees, to join together in order to explore the issues that are faced on a day-to-day basis.
For more information, see here.